New Users

What is the ClokBox Application?

This program is designed for use by contractors, and other workers who need to track the time they spend working. The program presumes that there might be any number of projects or clients (referred to by the program as activities) that the user will need to track. These activities might include various billable projects, as well as non-billable activities. The program also presumes that the user will be "off the clock"; that is, not performing trackable work 24/7.

The program lets these contractors easily track these activities. In this case, a work activity means simply that the contractor has begun billable work, has begun non-billable work, or is off the clock. The program also allows contractors to track activities for multiple clients or projects.

Features of the ClokBox Application

A built-in Web server

The ClokBox application ships with its own Web server... built right in! So installation and setup is a snap. No system administrator experience required!

Advanced Reporting

Produce full-color bar charts and pie-charts, or spreadsheet reports that are easily importable into your favorite database applications, straight from you ClokBox application. Reports are fully customizable, allowing you to calculate data from any or all of your projects and users.

Expense Tracking

Track expenses that need to be passed along to clients, such as mileage and meals. ClokBox allows individual users to submit expenses via any standard web browsers--provided they have your permission, of course! If desired, expenses can be organized by fixed or variable expense categories, which you can customize.

Fee Tracking

Track any one-time fixed costs that you need to charge your clients, such as consultation fees. Expenses and fees can be easily added to invoices, for quick and easy billing.

Invoice Generation and Tracking

Create your invoice according to your custom criteria, using either the simple or complex invoice interface. Save the invoice, make adjustments, and when ready, send it off to the client. ClokBox willeven let you track when your invoices are paid.

Easy User Administration

Quickly add new users to your ClokBox instance with ClokBox's intuitive users panel.

Easy Backup Features

Concerned about losing your data? Then let ClokBox's backup features help you make quick backups of all of your data. Need to switch computers? Use the backup features to easily move your ClokBox data from one computer to another.


If you don't already have the ClokBox application, you are welcome to download it from one of these locations:

ClokBox v7.4.5, Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP:

ClokBox v7.4.5, Mac OSX:

Disk Image: Open the "ClokBox" disk image that appears on your desktop and drag the ClokBox image icon to the location of your choosing, such as the Macintosh HD/Applications folder. Note that you may need to control-click the link below and select Save Link Target, or something similar depending on your browser. You might also need to double-click the ClokBoxMac.dmg.gz file that is saved to your hard drive, if it does not decompress automatically.

ClokBox v7.4.5, UNIX/Linux/other Java-enabled platforms:

TAR: Unzip the following download. A JAR file, cl.jar, will result. Ensure that you jave a Java Runtime (JRE) of version 1.4 or higher in your system path. Launch ClokBox by double-clicking on the JAR file or by issuing java -jar cl.jar.

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